Found this on FM radio, am posting it cause it ties with the novel I'm writing
Press play button to listen (total 13 minutes).
mainstream publishers have a ready excuse for ignoring literature from around the world. "The idiotic notion is that there's enough being written in English, […] so you don't have to bother." English is so generally spoken that it's possible to read very widely and not notice that you're only reading books written in one language.
Creative writing schools in the UK and America are now seeing writers already published in their own languages enrolling for writing courses in English, a solution to the problems of getting translated.
there's even a danger that the dominance of English-language publishing is putting other languages and literary cultures at risk.